Abu Simbel December 21st 2009 Day 2 in Aswan and our highlight of visiting Aswan is our much anticipated trip of Abu Simbel.
For those that don't know, Abu Simbel is two HUGE temples built during the time of Pharaoh Rameses the second. The two temples took about 20 years to build and was dedicated to four Gods being Amun, Ra-Horakhty and Ptah. The final dedication is to Ramesses, the Pharaoh at the time and also consid ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Abu Simbel The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more